Structure 114, subterranean kiva

About this Structure

General Location

Central portion of the site.

Specific Location

East-central portion of Architectural Block 100; 499.6N 520.3E.

Interpretive Type

Living room.

Structure Use

Structure 114 is similar to other kivas occupied during the Pueblo III period and was most likely used in a combination of domestic and ritual activities. The presence of a hearth (Features 1) indicates a domestic use of the structure and would have been used for light, heat, and food preparation. The presence of sherds on the floor surface also indicates a domestic use of the structure.

Abandonment

Structure 114 was intentionally burned at abandonment. The burned wood and sediments collapsed directly on the floor surface.

Postabandonment

Natural wind and water sediments accumulated over the burned roof sediments.

Excavation Details